Last name: STRATFORD

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STRATFORD : This last name is indexed 34,567 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STRATFORD : English:: 1: habitational name from any of various places called Stratford for example in Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire Middlesex Northamptonshire Suffolk Warwickshire and Wiltshire from Old English strǣt ‘Roman road’ (see Street) + ford ‘ford’.2: habitational name principally from Strafford Sands (now lost) in Mexborough (Yorkshire) presumed to be the ancient meeting-place of Strafforth Wapentake and deriving from the same source as 1 above.3: habitational name from Strefford (Shropshire) recorded as Stratford in 1232. The placename derives from the same source as 1 above.4: habitational name from either of two places called Stretford (Lancashire Herefordshire) both of which are recorded as Stratford in medieval documents. The placenames derive from the same source as in 1 above.

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